Our market leading transportation & logistics team acts for global shipping and logistics companies and for traders and end users in every aspect of their domestic and international supply chain management.
We are one of only a handful of firms with experience of transportation & logistics matters across all our main practice areas. Given the ever growing need to support end to end logistics, we are particularly experienced in managing large complex, multi-jurisdictional, multi-modal transport matters.
Our reputation in both road and rail has flourished in recent years, as we handle the full range of work to support our clients in both these sectors. We have also worked on a number of significant infrastructure projects that combine several transportation elements to ensure that raw materials meet their trading hub.
Our Transportation and Logistics
Major European shipowner regarding late delivery
Advising a major European shipowner and their financing bank on their strategy and recourse against a Chinese shipyard regarding late delivery and issues arising from the cancellation of shipbuilding contracts and refund guarantees, resulting in an US$100m LMAA arbitration.
Purchase of UK’s largest independent freight company
Advising a Hong Kong entity on the purchase of the UK’s largest independent freight forwarding company
Operation and development of port container facilities in Yemen
Advising on the negotiation of a variety of agreements for the Yemeni Port of Aden, including Concession Agreement, Management Services Agreement, Port Services Agreement, Employee Transfer Agreement, Secondment Agreement, Performance Guarantees and several Letters of Comfort
Construction contracts for the Tonkolili iron ore project in Sierra Leone
Advising a mining and exploration company on construction contracts, including labour and material issues, as part of the Tonkolili iron ore project. Advising tanker operators/owners on one of the biggest JVs in the tanker market in a number of high profile joint venture arrangements involving building new vessels already in operation.